Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Gotham City Sirens #18

Selina Kyle knows Bruce Wayne is Batman. That's a problem. But is it a big enough problem to justify wiping her memories surrounding Batman's true identity from her mind?

The issue is really more about Zatanna and her struggle with the implications of changing someone's memories, even for the greater good, than Catwoman herself. There's also a B-story with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn trying to pry the truth from their friend while Talia al Ghul and Zatanna attempt to keep them away.

Although the outcome is cheapened a bit by a late twist (which sets up the conflict for next month's issue), I actually really liked what writer Peter Calloway does here by wrapping the entire issue around a moral dilemma that has no easy answer. He also breathes some life into Zatanna who is much more vibrant her than in her own series.

While I'm not the biggest fan of how the issue uses Talia, at least it's better than what Grant Morrison did with the character. This title has had some uneven stories lately but this one is worth a look.

[DC $2.99]

1 comment:

Porky said...

That sounds like a review I can trust.